Right pauldron (shoulder defense), from of a Parade Armor in the Heroic Roman Style

Artist/maker unknown, Italian

Made in Italy, Europe

c. 1545

Embossed, chiseled, russetted, and partially gilded steel

10 11/16 × 8 13/16 × 4 1/2 inches, 1.7 lb. (27.1 × 22.4 × 11.4 cm, 760g)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 248, Arms and Armor, second floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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This pauldron is designed in the style of Roman ceremonial armor of classical antiquity.

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